When it comes to choosing your pump, let your voice be heard! Insurance providers work with moms every day to accommodate them on their breastfeeding journeys. We recently conducted a survey of some of the biggest insurance companies and gained insight on what options and coverage mothers may have. In addition, we reached out to our Facebook community so they could share their experiences working with insurance companies. Here’s what they had to say:
“My insurance paid fully for the Medela in style advance and I love it!” – Jessica C.
“I received my rx from the hospital when I was discharged and stopped at the medical supply store on the way home. I have the Medela PIS and I love it! Insurance had no issues. The medical supply store is aware of what is covered. I was told that they would even cover storage supplies.” – Traci W.
“Blue Cross Blue Shield paid 90% of mine. Got the Medela Advanced Double Electric in backpack. Wish I had that for my previous two.” – Amber T.
“Called my insurance company…they provided me three phone numbers to DME providers…I picked the Pump In Style…It was here the next day.” – Jillian Y.
“I have Regence BCBS of Oregon and I did not have a problem. I called the DME supplier they pointed me to and I got my choice of a wide range of pumps. I chose the Pump n Style advanced backpack and they took my insurance info down and I got it THE NEXT DAY. Easiest process ever!” – Mia P.
“My insurance covered mine once I found one and got a prescription. Got a Medela Double Electric covered.” – Leanne R.
“I have Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and they covered my Medela Advanced Personal Double electric pump 100%. Had no problems with the order and received it in less than two weeks. Ordered it through Byram Healthcare.” – Taryn C.
“My insurance was a nightmare so I just bought a Medela pump.” – Genevieve F.
“Bought a Pump & Style and was 100% reimbursed within 8 weeks by BCBS Anthem.” – Elizabeth S.
“My plan was grandfathered in, so no pump from UHC for me. Frustrating. I bought a new Medela anyway. I love it.” – Lisa K.
“United Healthcare covered a Freestyle for me but only after some work. If you call and talk to them they only will tell you of two online suppliers and I wasn’t happy with the pumps I could get for free (none compared to my PIS.) But if you read our policy, if I went to a local, in network, durable medical equipment (DME) supplier, it was covered there! Better to ‘buy local’ anyway.” – Jessica M.
“My insurance provider covered my new Medela Advanced 100%! I had my old Medela Double Electric Advanced from when I had my daughter, which still worked perfectly fine, but getting a new one was like Christmas in July! So blessed. Thank you to those who made the Affordable Care Act possible!!!” – Cris D.
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